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March 6th Meeting: "The Big Buzz on Tall Wood"

posted Jan 23, 2018, 7:58 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 8:01 PM ]
Presented by Steve Baden, P.E.
Technical Advisor, Special Projects - Design and Construction Services - WoodWorks


**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. design teams are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs.  Intended as a practical overview for those interested in understanding wood’s potential, this presentation will cover the “who, what, when and where” of mass timber buildings.  Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the historical context for tall timber structures, and consider the construction and sustainability motivators driving modern examples.
  • Discover the variety of structural components used in mass timber and hybrid projects and, through a series of studies, learn how they can be assembled into systems that address real architectural and structural design constraints.
  • Based on surveys done on built projects, understand what lessons have been learned and potential impacts to cost and schedule.
  • Realize the construction and sustainability motivators for pursuit of tall wood structures and become familiar with available design guidance and research.

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday at noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI March meeting" in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required

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